Street Circuit Debut for Lamborghini Super Trofeo
After a fantastic inaugural meeting in Adria, Italy, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series now travels to Norisring, Germany, for the second of the season's six race weekends. A host of 570 hp Super Trofeo race cars are set to grace the street circuit on 26-28 June 2009, showcasing the world's fastest one-make series.
Drivers will pilot the Super Trofeo, a derivative of the Gallardo LP 560-4, equipped with a V10 5.2 litre ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata' engine and Lamborghini four-wheel drive system. Amongst those contending will be Germany's Prince Albert II, the 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and 2007 ADAC GT Masters Vice-Champion, who will get behind-the-wheel of the Team Lamborghini VIP car.
Also set to contest is Bavarian driver Achim Winter. Despite entering into motorsport at the age of 19, Winter, who raced at the first meeting in Italy, has only recently returned to the sport, driving for Lamborghini München Team Holzer. "The series is great fun," said Winter. "I always dreamed of racing at Norisring; I have been several times but have never competed there. The track always attracts big crowds, which gives you so much adrenaline and motivation."
Winter and von Thurn und Taxis will battle against drivers such as 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner Peter Kox, who achieved a podium finish at Adria with team-mate Marc A. Hayek, President and CEO of Blancpain. Endurance racing veteran Alexander Frei and former-Formula One test-driver Jonathan Cochet will also compete at Norisring, supporting the ever-popular touring car series, DTM.
"The Super Trofeo had an outstanding debut at Adria, and we are looking forward to a repeat performance in Germany," said Lamborghini's Director of Brand and Design, Manfred Fitzgerald. "The street circuit will provide a different challenge for the Super Trofeo, but the racing is set to be just as close and just as riveting."